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Chen Xu

Chen Xu

Assistant Professor

Interests

Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), Big Geospatial Data Analytics, Social Media, and Geographic Information Science

Education

PhD Geography, Texas A&M University, 2010;

MS Computer Science, Sam Houston State University, 2005;

BS Automation and Control Engineering Technology, 1999

Contact Information

Email: cxu3@uwyo.edu

Phone: 307-766-5378

Office: Arts and Sciences 309

Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday 3:30-5

Courses

GEOG4220/5220 Spatial Modeling and GeoComputation

GEOG4880/5880 Special Topics Course: Location Based Analytics

Current Research

His primary research domain is volunteered geographic information (VGI) – a multi-disciplinary field that studies the emerging phenomenon of crowdsourced geographic information. His recent work focuses on spatial web portals, volunteer computing, spatial big data and geospatial cyberinfrastructure.

Recent Publications

Including peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and edited volumes.

Xu C., Qin H. and Yu M., 2015. Visualizing spatiotemporal trajectories of mobile social media users using space-time cube. CaGIS 42: sup1: 75-83.

Zhou X., Xu C., and B. Kimmons, 2015. Detecting tourism destinations using scalable geospatial analysis based on cloud computing platform. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 54: 144-153.

Zhang H., Sun Z., Liu Z., Xu C., and Wang L., 2015. Dart: A Geographic Information System on Hadoop. In Proceedings of IEEE 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing. DOI 10.1109/CLOUD.2015.22.

Xu, C. and C. Yang, 2014. Introduction to big geospatial data research. Annals of GIS. (in press)

Xu, C., 2014. Mapping Cyberspace. (eds.) D. Richardson, N. Castree, M.F. Goodchild, et al., The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. (in press)

Xu, C., W.D. Wong, C. Yang, 2013. Evaluating the ‘geographic awareness’ of individuals: An exploratory analysis of Twitter data. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 40(2): 103-115.

Xu C., Huang Q., Xia J., 2013. Cloud services. Spatial Cloud Computing A Practical Approach, CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, London, New York. ISBN: 978-1-4665-9316-9. 181-200pp.

Xu C., Liu K., Gui Z., Li J., Huang Q., 2013. Open-source cloud computing solutions. Spatial Cloud Computing A Practical Approach, CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, London, New York. ISBN: 978-1-4665-9316-9. 223-240pp.

Xu C., Yang C., Li J., Xia J., Qu X., Sun M., Xu Y., Fay D., Bambacus M., 2011. A service visualization tool for spatial web portal. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computing for Geospatial Research & Applications (COM.Geo’11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 31. DOI: 10.1145/1999320.1999351.

Huang, Q. and C. Xu, 2014. A Data-Driven Framework for Archiving and Exploring Social Media Data. Annals of GIS. (in press)

Liu, K., C. Yang, W. Li, Z. Gui, C. Xu, J. Xia, 2014. Using Semantic Search and Knowledge Reasoning to Improve the Discovery of Earth Science Records: An Example with the ESIP Semantic Testbed. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research 5(2): 44-58.

Liu, K., C. Yang, W. Li, Z. Gui, C. Xu, J. Xia, 2013. Using ontology and similarity calculations to rank Earth science data searching results. International Journal of Geospatial Information Applications. (in press)

Huang, Q., C. Yang, K. Liu, J. Xia, C. Xu, J. Li, Z. Gui, M. Sun, Z. Li, 2013. Comparing open source cloud computing solutions for geosciences. Computers & Geosciences 59: 41-52.

Yang, C. and Xu, C., 2013. Geoscience application challenges to computing infrastructure. Spatial Cloud Computing A Practical Approach, CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, London, New York. ISBN: 978-1-4665-9316-9. 1-16pp.

Li Z., Yang C., Sun M., Xu C., Liu K., 2013. A high performance web based information system for climate studies. W2GIS (LNCS 7820): 190-198.

Yang C., Fu P., Goodchild M., Xu C., 2013. Mashingup for building new geoscience


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